A photo of Amy F. Bailes.

Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health


My Biography & Research


Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD, PCS, is a clinician researcher in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. She has 30+ years of pediatric experience and has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a pediatric clinical specialist since 1993. She is on the leadership team of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, which is a multi-center, multi-discipline collaboration among patients, families, and clinicians to foster high quality, high impact clinical research and quality improvement for treatments in CP.

Clinical Interests

Developmental disabilities; cerebral palsy

Research Interests

Cerebral palsy; dosing; service utilization

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

Clinical Divisions

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy

Research Divisions

Reproductive Sciences

My Locations

My Education

BS: Physical Therapy, Indiana University, 1985.

MS: Pediatric Physical Therapy Science, Boston University, 1990.

PhD: Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 2014.

Specialist Certification: American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Clinical Specialist, 1993 to present.

My Publications

The cerebral palsy research network: Building a learning health network for cerebral palsy. Bailes, AF; Kean, J; Gross, PH; Narayanan, U; Noritz, G; Hurvitz, E; Leonard, J; Shusterman, M; Gannotti, M. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2021; 14:161-171.

Describing the Delivery of Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Intervention to Individuals With Cerebral Palsy. Bailes, AF; Greve, K; Long, J; Kurowski, BG; Vargus-Adams, J; Aronow, B; Mitelpunkt, A. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2021; 33:65-72.

Registry-based Research in Cerebral Palsy: The Cerebral Palsy Research Network. Hurvitz, EA; Gross, PH; Gannotti, ME; Bailes, AF; Horn, SD. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2020; 31:185-194.

Documenting Physical Therapy Dose for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Bailes, AF; Strenk, ML; Quatman-Yates, C; Hobart, J; Furnier, A. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2019; 31:234-241.

Adapted Dance Improves Motor Abilities and Participation in Children With Down Syndrome: A Pilot Study. McGuire, M; Long, J; Esbensen, AJ; Bailes, AF. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2019; 31:76-82.

Caregiver knowledge and preferences for gross motor function information in cerebral palsy. Bailes, AF; Gannotti, M; Bellows, DM; Shusterman, M; Lyman, J; Horn, SD. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2018; 60:1264-1270.

Setting a patient-centered research agenda for cerebral palsy: a participatory action research initiative. Gross, PH; Bailes, AF; Horn, SD; Hurvitz, EA; Kean, J; Shusterman, M; Network, CP R. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2018; 60:1278-1284.

Commentary on "Effects of Suit-Orthosis on Postural Adjustments During Seated Reaching Task in Children With Cerebral Palsy ". Bailes, AF; Dorich, J. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2018; 30.

An exploratory study of gait and functional outcomes after neuroprosthesis use in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Bailes, AF; Caldwell, C; Clay, M; Tremper, M; Dunning, K; Long, J. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017; 39:2277-2285.

Using the electronic medical record to study the association of child and environmental characteristics on the type of physical therapy services delivered to individuals with cerebral palsy. Bailes, AF; Gannotti, M; Fenchel, M. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2017; 33:644-652.